An Original Poem by Sandra Chukwudumebi Obiora Written 24th December 2011©
The distance between us
Only allows me to know you by memory.
Today, I closed my eyes, and I forgot what you look like.
I forgot what you sound like.
I lost touch of what your hands feel like.
How our conversations go.
Today, I closed my eyes and I forgot the colour of your eyes.
It even feels like we did not spend every other day with each other.
‘People change’ I hear. Do not get me wrong.
I understand that people change.
Our thought processes gradually morph into what we are to become.
And I fear that as distance increases, it will become a full metamorphosis.
Yet, I refuse to agree that ‘you’ will also change.
I refuse to be still, helpless listening as your voice changes in my ear,
Watching as age and distance comes between what we once had.
But I was so surprised to hear you say to me ‘Tis not I but you who has changed Sandy dear. Tis not I but thee’
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